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Loafing

Loafing is a necessary luxury.

It gives rise to inspiration.

Quotes to consider:

“To loaf is a science, to loaf is to live” – Honore de Balzac

“Loafing needs no explanation and is its own excuse.” – Christopher Morley

“It is better to have loafed and lost, than never to have loafed at all” – James Thurber

“In producers, loafing is productive; and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation.” – Jacques Barzun
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Horseback Safari!

I was treated on Sunday to the most magical few hours horse-riding with wonderful friends and wild game. If you ever have this opportunity, do not pass it up!

We rode at a beautiful place near Hartebeespoort Dam (not far from Johannesburg), which stocks Wildebeest, Zebra, a variety of Buck, Jackal, Porcupines, among other things…and a gorgeous male giraffe. He is dubbed “George” by the locals, but is COMPLETELY WILD.

Here are a few stunning pics, courtesy of Tuija Jantunen (from Finland) and Andy Hanmer, which show something quite spectacular: Tuija and her mare Destiny interacting with the giraffe! We thought that loneliness may have made him more friendly, since his mate died a little while ago. The good news for George is that he will soon have some more females to play with 🙂

…and a pic of me with the awesome little gelding Warrior, who has the biggest heart and surest footing ever! THANK YOU, Warrior, beautiful boy!! HUGE thanks also to Shaun and Janice who let me ride him!!

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Following

Following the herd can have dire consequences.

MAYHEM ON THE MARA - Masai Mara, Kenya
MAYHEM ON THE MARA – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“If you think you’re leading and no one is following you, then you’re only taking a walk.” – Afghan Proverb

“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.” – Gary Ryan Blair

“I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later.” – Mitch Hedberg Continue reading

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Fulfilment

If fulfilment wasn’t fleeting, it wouldn’t be sought after.

MIGRATING WILDEBEEST - Masai Mara, Kenya
MIGRATING WILDEBEEST – Masai Mara, Kenya

“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.” – Unknown

“Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.” – Robert Collier

“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” – Anthony Robbins Continue reading

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Disagreements

Sometimes it’s useful to butt heads.

WILDEBEEST BUTTING HEADS - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
WILDEBEEST BUTTING HEADS – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Just as war is freedom’s cost, disagreement is freedom’s privilege.” – Bill Clinton

“The beginning of thought is in disagreement , not only with others but also with ourselves.” – Eric Hoffer

“There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.” – E. B. White Continue reading

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